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May 31, 2016 - Nintendo Store

Had a little trouble getting going but finally made it out. Jason was hungry even though he had breakfast and talked me into McDonalds. We then caught the downtown tour on the HOHO bus. It was the worst. With all the construction on almost every street, the traffic was stop and go the entire time. The brakes squeaked something terrible and we could barely understand the tour guide. We got off finally at Central Park and found the closest Starbucks for a cool drink. It was another hot day. Then we walked from 58th to 82nd to the Metropolitan...

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May 28, 2016 - Off to Norway

May 28 - Off to Norway Mike picked us up at 3:45am Saturday morning for our very early flight (6:25am) out of LAX. We are scheduled to fly LAX to JFK then on Icelandair to Rejkavik to Glasgow and a 90 minute bus ride to Edinburgh, Scotland to begin our Norwegian fjord journey. After attempting to have our luggage checked all the way through to Glasgow - Jet Blue could only get it checked to Rejkavik - we chose to claim it at JFK and recheck it as we had a short layover in Rejkavik and did not want to go through customs, etc! Arrived at JFK...

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Dec 26, 2015 - No white Christmas

They lied! We didn't get a white Christmas and we are both very disappointed! We haven't seen snow or anyone famous! It has actually been very hot the past few days. The last two days in New Jersey we spent at home. On Cmas eve we walked to Maccas in our PJs because we were too lazy to change and something had happened at the bottle shop and there was about 10 police cars and two ambulances there but we walked past to get our McFlurry and thick shake.... Yesterday we moved to a hotel. It was just down from the Rockefellar Centre. The only...

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Dec 22, 2015 - Statue of Liberty

Yesterday we trekked all the way to the Statue of Liberty. Our usual train journey and then a big walk to get to Battery Park. It was positively freezing yesterday and after purchasing our tickets, we had to go through security that is tighter than airports before getting super squished into a holding bay. We just missed out on getting sardined on a boat and had to wait in blustery conditions on the jetty. Once on the next boat they jammed so many passengers on that I was worried we would sink. Once we got to Liberty Island it was...

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Dec 20, 2015 - Museum, Broadway, Wax Museum, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge

The last two days have been pretty busy... And FREEZING... Yesterday it took two hours to get to the Museum of Natural History, partly because we are staying in Newark and partly because we got on an express train that was quite selective about its stops and didn't stop at the place we needed so we had to back track. We spent about 2 hours at the museum because the journey took longer than expected and I had to go to Broadway at 2 pm. I saw the dinosaur in the Night at the museum movie but couldn't find Dum Dum! The dioramas were amazing...

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Dec 18, 2015 - New York food tour

I need to thank Pippa for today. We enjoyed our New York food tour very much. We managed to find the starting point with minimal confusion, only got lost once. We sat in a cafe and had a coffee until it was time to leave. We later find out that cafe has been open since 1927 and very little has changed since it opened. We cant say it was that fabulous and it was cash only which caught us out! We tried many different foods today, Italian, Indian, French, And Cuban but I must say the Artichoke pizza was my favourite. We got a half piece each...

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Dec 17, 2015 - Crowded New York

We are finally in New York... It means the trip is nearly over and I can't believe Christmas is almost here. It doesn't feel like it at all though, perhaps because we don't have anyone here but also I haven't gone through the term 4 tiredness etc. We are missing our lovely Shazza from D.C and her beautiful house. After our 3 hour train ride from Washington to New York we had to then catch another train to Newark, New Jersey where our new airbnb is. Then we had to lug all of our bags up three flights of stairs... Absolute killer. Our room is...

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Dec 15, 2015 - Last Day in New York

Well, for the second time we had our big jackets with us, not due to the cold, but because we hopped on the downtown loop bus to Battery Point where we were going to catch the ferry around Lower East Side. Anyway, when we got there, it was too choppy & windy, so we took photos of the Statue of Liberty from dry land. We then walked through to the World Trade Centre, walked through Wall Street & caught the bus back to Times Square. We did try our first big pretzel- the driest, saltiest piece of bread - yuk! At Times Square, Zachary wanted to...

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Dec 14, 2015 - Madame Tussauds & the Greatest Steak

Another big day in New York! After an American breakfast in a diner, we headed to Madame Tussauds for a look. It was amazing & the boys got right into it, even Ji. So many photos, so many laughs & I am only posting a sample!! We then went to Keens Steakhouse & Restaurant. One of the finest in New York. Ji researched & booked it before we left Brisbane. Ji worked his way through a 900g King Cut & didn't even look like stopping. He now reckons that a 1kg steak is now in his sights! After lunch, we hopped on a Uptown Loop double decker bus &...

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Dec 13, 2015 - Night at the Museum but during the day

Hopped on a hop on-hop off bus & made our way around Central Park and to the museum. It was a Wow moment as you have seen it in the movies, but now to see it in real life! After 3 hrs of walking around, we hopped back on the bus & toured around parts of the city. We saw the George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River, the Cathedral of St John the Devine - the largest gothic cathedral in the world, the Apollo in Harlem, before driving down museum mile on 5th Ave seeing the Guggenheim & the MOMA. We then travelled around Central Park and ended...

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Dec 12, 2015 - New York at Night

So much to do in this city! Went for a walk tonight to get dinner & decided to fight the crowds & head to Grand Central Station. This place is huge! Found dinner at a posh French cafe where we paid big money to have chicken & chips & Zachary had a burger. It was nice to sit down in comfort & not just buy food from a street vendor- which was what we were going to do. The Americans don't believe in salads or vegetables 𯘄 Walked along Fifth Ave on the way home & watched the Christmas lights on the Saks building. Wow Our whole street was...

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Dec 12, 2015 - Macy's & the Empire State Building

We had breakfast in a typical diner & then headed to Macy's for the boys to shop. Shock horror I didn't buy anything. 𯘂 Next, we wanted to do something that you can only do in New York, so we went up the Empire State Building. It was an overcast day, but the weather is quite warm. We were up the top with out jackets on. Everyone must have been at Macy's sale, as the line up was not too bad. After walking for nearly 6 Hrs, it was time to put the feet up, but not sleep!! Weather: it is currently 18 degrees here in the afternoon & Brisbane is...

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